Casting voice
Casting Cast"ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster]

2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is cast in a mold; esp. the mass of metal so cast; as, a casting in iron; bronze casting. [1913 Webster]

4. The warping of a board. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

5. The act of casting off, or that which is cast off, as skin, feathers, excrement, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Casting of draperies}, the proper distribution of the folds of garments, in painting and sculpture.

{Casting line} (Fishing), the leader; also, sometimes applied to the long reel line.

{Casting net}, a net which is cast and drawn, in distinction from a net that is set and left.

{Casting voice}, {Casting vote}, the decisive vote of a presiding officer, when the votes of the assembly or house are equally divided. ``When there was an equal vote, the governor had the casting voice.'' --B. Trumbull.

{Casting weight}, a weight that turns a balance when exactly poised. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • casting voice — noun see casting vote * * * casting vote or casting voice, a vote by the presiding officer to decide a question when the votes of an assembly, council, board, or committee are evenly divided …   Useful english dictionary

  • Casting — Cast ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casting line — Casting Cast ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casting net — Casting Cast ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casting of draperies — Casting Cast ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casting vote — Casting Cast ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casting weight — Casting Cast ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casting vote — or casting voice n. the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer when the voting on both sides is equal …   English World dictionary

  • Casting — Cast Cast (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casting vote — the deciding vote of the presiding officer of a deliberative body, made when the other votes are equally divided. Also called casting voice. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

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